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Thornhill councillor to fight new city wards

A City of Markham councillor is challenging his own city’s decision to merge Thornhill’s two existing seats at council into one for next year’s municipal elections, claiming a botched official study.
June 05, 2013

Landmark decision seals fate of local observatory

After months of deliberation, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) upheld a decision to dedicate a large portion of the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) site in Richmond Hill to public ownership.
June 05, 2013

Park plans ensure a green future

As the town of Richmond Hill continues to grow and intensify, it will need to acquire sufficient parkland to meet the needs of the community. The town’s Parks Plan and park dedication bylaw provide the tools for it to meet these needs by ensuring that the right amount and type of parkland is set aside and provided for use by the community where it is needed.
June 05, 2013

120-foot phone tower rejected

For two years, Bell Mobility has fought to erect a new 40-metre-high cell tower at 7 Harlech Court, in the north end of the Thornlea revitalization area, and I have been strongly opposed to its application.
June 05, 2013

Lessons from a Dragon: a profile of Arlene Dickinson

May 28, 2013

Ecks and the City: putting a new spin on an old exercise

One simply cannot do a private hooping session outside without drawing attention, even on a quiet afternoon. As I am hooping in my front yard, with my personal hooping trainer, people honk horns as they drive by, an elderly woman with her caregiver smiles and stops to take in the scene, and a mother pushing a stroller asks what we’re doing.
May 26, 2013

Councillors oppose proposed phone tower

Bell wants to build 25-metre antenna at Bayview and 16th
May 26, 2013

Sewell: as a public figure, Rob Ford has an obligation to respond to the crack video scandal

One way to get a lot of publicity for Toronto is to have the mayor in a video that seems to show he is smoking crack cocaine.
May 22, 2013

Like mother, like son

Ask any mother who’s made a man out of a son and she’ll tell you: teaching is never a one-way street. In fact, the moms and sons you’ll see here can attest to that very ethos. But enough from us, we’ll let them do the talking.
May 12, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: does it make more sense to rent or buy in Toronto?

Some weeks ago, a most ugly house in North Toronto was swarmed. It’s a semi, built like its neighbours about 90 years ago, has a mutual drive, is on a residential street, one block north of an arterial. The current owners added an addition to the original 1,100-square-foot, two-storey cube. Rooflines don’t match, the exterior’s stucco-over-OSB and the lack of design work makes the squirrels woozy.
May 09, 2013

Will recent shooting slow Yorkdale plans?

When Michael Nguyen’s bullet-riddled body hit the asphalt of a Yorkdale Shopping Centre parking lot on Easter weekend, he became the third person to be shot to death at a Toronto mall in under a year.
May 08, 2013

Sewell: casino divides city, fight takes flight

It is entirely unexpected that a proposal for a downtown casino would become such a watershed issue for Toronto. When first proposed last year, it was seen as a divisive issue, and best thinking was that the vote on city council would be close, perhaps dividing the downtown councillors from those representing  the suburbs. The No Casino Toronto group was seen as insular and ineffective.
May 06, 2013

GO reinstates rush-hour bus route

May 06, 2013

‘Supermom’ honoured

MS ambassador recognized
May 06, 2013

Recent win spurs future plans for Thornlea

May 06, 2013

Locals lose fight over 25-storey condo tower

Resident claims new rapidway transit driving unwanted density
May 06, 2013

Act now on subway extension

May 06, 2013

Toronto’s enviro report card

There are many ways in which the GTA is making great strides toward becoming a world-class sustainable city. In the past year alone, we’ve seen many initiatives to create more green space, ban environmentally hazardous products and practices and generally make our city a healthier place to live.
April 29, 2013

New ‘clear’ solution to city waste

April 23, 2013

Richmond Hill teachers take stand against union action

April 16, 2013